Ultimate eagle day
We meet for tea and coffee at the Ty Newydd Country Hotel for 9 45am.
A day never to be forgotten. This experience is for the most serious wildlife and bird watching lovers. Set in the countryside of the Brecon Beacons National park, you shall experience a day with our largest team members. Taking the team up to heights of 500m above sea level. From this height our birds get to fly in over 5000 acres. But before we go there, we start with our team of Harris Hawks. This will give you a comfortable experience of flying smaller birds to your glove. We will be flying in mixed woodland where on an average outing the Hawks can cover up to 5 miles. We offer them the chance of natural behaviour where they can hunt for Grey Squirrels which are not native to the UK and regarded as a pest, but also rabbits. There is no better way than starting off our day than by heading out with pack hunters.
Once back at the farm we then get ready to take our largest bird out for a walk. Up to 400m, the Moel Penderyn is a hill situated next to the farm. It forms part of the landscape known as the Neath Disturbance and is situated in limestone and waterfall country. This a perfect place to spend time with our Rüppell Griffon. In his own right Harry is a bit of a local celebrity and is without doubt our most important species in the collection due to being critically endangered. Harry will climb the hill with us but once at the top he can get his impressive 14lbs of weight into the air with the use of his 9ft wingspan. We inform you of all the issues vultures face around the world and the importance of their role in the environment.
We then head back to the hotel for light lunch and refreshments.
After lunch we head to another location within the National Park. At this point we will be off-road heading up into the hills with our eagles and falcon. The location is truly inspiring and where you would expect to see eagles if they were currently in Wales. One of our eagles Florence, will be with us as part of the trip. Again, she is an important species for Wales and an ambassador for her species. With a wingspan of 8ft the White Tail was native to the UK. Unfortunately, they became persecuted to extinction but today with good science and collaboration the species are being returned. If we have the correct weather, she can gain heights of over 2000ft of which she will come down and land comfortably on the glove, an unforgettable memory.
Not just eagle territory but a haven for falcons too. A large open space like this, you can witness the fasted animal on the planet. Rupert is a Gyr/Saker and loves the outdoors. With our GPS system we monitor exactly what the birds are doing when on the wing, and we often have Rupert flying to the lure at speeds of 100mph.
During this experience we can take all the images for you, so you have plenty of memories to take home and cherish.